Shy creatures of the forest, reindeer are such a beautiful theme in cross stitch. Here are two Christmas patterns with reindeer, brought to you by Barbara Ana, including this unique portrait of a reindeer, with deep blue eyes and a message of Joy.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs
Barbara Ana Black Cat Hollow - now complete
See full pattern below, with all three parts stitched together. The final pattern blends all three rolling landscapes into a single design framed with plants bearing fruit and growing in two pots on the side..
Not only does it house a witch and a number of animals, it also serves as a magic potion factory, complete with a lab room, library of magic formulas and a furnace room, all the equipment for delivering magic spells on a sizable scale. Another fun Halloween pattern by Barbara Ana Designs.
An extraordinary new sampler from Barbara Ana: mixing smoked blues, golden hazel and green fern - and even a touch of light pink - the appeal of this sampler lies in particular in the richness and balance of colors, proof of the immense talent and expertise of the designer.
Barbara Ana's latest cross stitch design oozes with tenderness. It features a little girl rabbit, dressed exactly like her mother, quietly observing as her Mom potters in the garden. It's stitched in beautiful rustic Moire woolen yarn.
Here's a new Sampler by Barbara Ana, which reads like a story. Each of the many characters in this scene, be it farmer, wild animal, farm animal, is closely observing someone. How will the story finish and will the skinny wolf eat his fill today?
This Sampler tells the story of Twisted Oak Farm, as seen through the eyes of 9 year-old Sadie Woods. We love the rustic feel, the slightly derelict barns, the intriguing symbols and trees of life and the little girls holding hands.
We received a query from a stitcher who wanted to customize this sampler for a wedding anniversary. Not only did Barbara Ana supply dates, but a whole set of alphabets so you can now customize any text, dates and initials and record lives of your loved ones in cross stitches. Think weddings, anniversaries or even a tribute to some forebears of yours.
The set of letters and numerals is included with the chart. If you have already bought the chart, contact us and we will email it to you.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Sisterhood, celebrated in stitches
Picture those little girls as you stitch, two sisters, close in age, maybe twins, sitting side by side with their work on their lap. They pick their yarns from the same sewing box. Each one is inspired by what the other is stitching, yet determined to do her own thing. Ideas flow, more motifs are cross stitched....
When completed, the two sisters' samplers are assembled into a single one, a lovely idea by Barbara Ana.